The University Record, November 6, 2000

AWC celebrates 25-year history

The Academic Womenıs Caucus (AWC) invites all faculty women (including lecturers, curators, librarians, clinical track and research scientists), as well as senior administrators, to a program and video screening at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Hussey Room, Michigan League. The video 'Striving Toward Equity at the University of Michigan,' depicting the groupıs 25-year history, will be shown. Following the screening, visitors will be encouraged to join in a discussion of how to improve the campus climate for women. The meeting also will provide an opportunity to meet other academic women from all around campus.

Prescription Drug Work Group holds public hearings

Public hearings are being held by the University's Prescription Drug Work Group 2002 on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend and to express their opinions to the Work Group members. Five of the seven hearings remain and are scheduled as follows.

  • 4:30­6 p.m. today (Nov. 6), Room 2029, Kipke Conference Center.
  • 4:30­6 p.m. Nov. 8, Founders Room, Alumni Center.
  • 4:30­6 p.m. Nov. 13, Ford Auditorium, University Hospital.
  • 4:30­6 p.m. Nov. 14, Seminar Room, Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
  • 3­4:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Michigan Room D, University Center Building, U-M-Flint.

    If you would like to make a statement at one of the public hearings, please register in advance. To register by e-mail, send a message to and include your name, the date of the hearing you wish to attend and a daytime phone number. To register by phone, call Jackie, (734) 615-5399, and provide the same information. Five-minute statements will be presented on a first-come, first-served basis by date of registration. You also may register in person at the door.

    Comments about prescription drug benefits can be sent via e-mail to through Nov. 20. The Work Group will not be able to respond directly to the e-mail comments.

    The Record published a five-part series of articles Sept. 11­Oct. 9 on current issues related to prescription drug benefits. They are on the Web at as well as on the Record Web site.

    Join the Great American Smokeout

    Nov. 16 marks the annual 'Great American Smokeout,' sponsored by the Health Systemıs Tobacco Consultation Service and the American Cancer Society. Enjoy free food, prizes, blood pressure screenings, lung testing, Weight Watcher registration, smoke-free survival kits and massages, and learn about MFit programs 6:30­7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.­1:45 p.m. in Dining Rooms A and B, University Hospital.

    The Smokeout is an upbeat event that encourages smokers to give up cigarettes for 24 hours. Non-smokers can encourage family members, friends and co-workers who smoke to quit by also agreeing to give up something (sugar, TV, etc.) for 24 hours. For more information, call (734) 936-5988.

    Oral argument date for admissions lawsuit moved up

    The date for oral argument of summary judgment in the Universityıs undergraduate admissions lawsuit (Gratz v. Bollinger) has been moved up from Nov. 21 to Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. No trial date has been set for this case. The trial for the Law School case (Grutter v. Bollinger) is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2001.

    Retirees to meet Nov. 9

    The Retirees Association will meet at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 9 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. Nancy Stone, coordinator of solid waste and recycling, City of Ann Arbor, will discuss the multi-faceted features of the local waste management program. For more information, call Fred Remley, (734) 747-9220.

    MITS streamlines delivery procedure

    Michigan Information Transfer Sources (MITS) has streamlined processes and adopted new technologies to reduce turnaround times. MITS will continue to obtain articles not held in the University Libraryıs collections. It will provide copies of articles, table of contents and abstracts, and loan books; acquire competitor product literature; and verify hard-to-find citations, but will no longer offer customized library research and online literature searching.

    CEW offers scholarships

    The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) is accepting applications through Jan. 12 for its annual CEW Scholarships for Returning Women. Women who will be students at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn or Flint campus during the 2000­01 academic year and who have had an interruption in their education between high school and the present of at least 48 consecutive months, or a total of 60 months excluding interruptions of less than 12 months, are eligible to apply. Applicants may be full- or part-time undergraduate, graduate or professional school students.

    The 30 awards range in amount from $1,000 to $4,500, with one $10,000 scholarship for study in biology or biomedical sciences and one $10,000 scholarship in engineering or the physical sciences (including computer science). Selection criteria include strength of motivation, promise of impact in a chosen field, academic record, potential, and creative or scholarly contributions appropriate for the undergraduate, graduate or professional level. Financial need also is considered.

    Applications are available at CEW, 330 E. Liberty, or on the Web at For more information, call (734) 998-7699.

    Borderıs sales benefit childrenıs centers

    Pound House Childrenıs Center, the Childrenıs Center for Working Families and the Childrenıs Center will benefit from purchases made at Borderıs Books Nov. 10­12. A percentage of sales at the Arborland and Liberty St. locations will be donated to the centers. Individuals should mention the centers at the time of purchase. For more information, call (734) 647-6647.

    Nursing History Society hosts potluck, history program

    The Nursing History Society is hosting a public potluck 5­6 p.m. and oral history program 6­7:30 p.m. today (Nov. 6) in Room 1334, School of Nursing, 400 N. Ingalls. Mary Sexton, long-time community activist in public health and family planning, will be interviewed by Mary Lirones, a 1955 School of Nursing graduate. Attendees should bring a dish to pass and their own table service. For more information, call (734) 434-0266.

    Jewelry sale benefits Geriatric Clinic

    The Turner Geriatric Clinic's Peer Volunteers will host a public costume jewelry sale 11 a.m.­2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. All proceeds benefit the Geriatric Clinicıs community programs. Call (734) 764-2556 for more information.

    Helen Miranda Wilson to discuss work

    Internationally known painter (and beekeeper) Helen Miranda Wilson will present a free, public slide lecture on her work at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Auditorium, Art and Architecture Bldg. Painted from observation, Wilsonıs images have been called "intensely seen and felt, flooded with an evocative light . . . exquisitely rendered."

    Wilsonıs work has been displayed throughout the New York area and is included in the collections of the Hirschorn Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    The lecture is sponsored by the School of Art and Designıs Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Program.

    U-M/OSU "Blood Battle" begins

    The 19th annual U-M/Ohio State University (OSU) American Red Cross "Blood Battle," sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, is under way and will run through Nov. 17. To join the competition over which school can donate the most blood, alumni and fans should call (800) GIVE-LIFE (4483-5433) to make an appointment. The U-M Blood Battle is one of the largest blood drives in the state, benefiting thousands of patients in southeastern Michigan communities.

    Begun in October 1982, the Blood Battle culminates during halftime of the U-M vs. OSU football game. The battle winner receives a distinctive ³Blood Drop² trophy. The U-M has an 8-10 Blood Battle record.

    To be a donor, individuals must be healthy, at least 17 years of age, and weigh 110 pounds or more. Drives will be held on and around campus 2­8 p.m. today (Nov. 6), East Quadrangle; 11 a.m.­5 p.m. Nov. 7, Business School; 11:30 a.m.­5:30 p.m. Nov. 7, St. Maryıs Catholic Church; noon­6 p.m. Nov. 8, South Quadrangle; 3­9 p.m. Nov. 9, Bursley Residence Hall; 2­8 p.m. Nov. 10, Mosher-Jordan Hall; 11 a.m.­5 p.m. Nov. 10, Chrysler Center; 11 a.m.­5 p.m. Nov. 12, Mary Markley Residence Hall; noon­6 p.m. Nov. 13, Hillel; 1­7 p.m. Nov. 13, 1­7 p.m. Nov. 14, 10 a.m.­4 p.m. Nov. 15, 2­8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 8 a.m.­2 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Michigan Union; and 8 a.m.­8 p.m. Nov. 17, West Quadrangle.

    Humanities Institute offers faculty fellowships for 2001­02

    The Institute for the Humanities welcomes applications for 2001­02 Faculty Fellowships from full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty in a wide variety of fields.

    Because the Institute seeks to include at least one practicing artist each year, applications from eligible faculty in the visual, performing and creative arts are encouraged. Faculty Fellows are residents in the Institute, where they have offices, participate in a weekly seminar with other Faculty and Graduate Student Fellows, and teach one course during one term. When the Fellowship is combined with a sabbatical leave, the teaching is optional. Important selection criteria include the humanities content of the proposed research project, and its promise and significance. Interest in interdisciplinary work is another factor, along with the quality, significance and breadth of the applicantsı prior work.

    Applications, due by 5 p.m. Dec. 1, may be obtained on the Web at, by e-mail request to or by calling (734) 936-3518.

    Cancer Center sponsors Netscape workshop

    Learn basic navigational skills and Netscape features for browsing the Web at ³Netscape for Beginners² 6­7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Cancer and Geriatrics Centers Bldg. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Centerıs Patient Education Resource Center, participants will become familiar with Web sites that offer cancer information and will learn guidelines for evaluating Internet information. For more information and registration, call (734) 615-4012 or send e-mail to

    'Lysistrata' is Nov. 9­12

    The Department of Theatre and Drama will present a new adaptation of Aristophanesı play Lysistrata at 8 p.m. Nov. 9­11 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Set in Athens amid a 20-year war between Athens and Sparta, the play tells how the women of Greece abstain from all sexual contact until the men agree to a peace accord.

    Aristophanes is often viewed as the "father of comedy." He wrote Lysistrata in 411 B.C. for a fertility festival as a plea to end the 20-year Peloponnesian War. The Universityıs adaptation by Malcolm Tulip, adjunct lecturer in theatre and drama, sets the production as a play within a play at a music hall.

    Tickets, $20 and $15 for reserved seating and $7 for students with ID, are available 10 a.m.­6 p.m. Mon.­Fri. at the Michigan League Ticket Office or by calling (734) 764-0450.

    Kahn, Polakow discuss research findings

    "Struggling to Stay in School: Obstacles to Post-Secondary Education Under the Welfare-to-Work Regime in Michigan" will be the topic of a free, public lecture by Peggy Kahn, professor of political science, U-M-Flint, and Valerie Polakow, professor of education, Eastern Michigan University, noon­1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), 330 E. Liberty. Kahn and Polakow will discuss their research on the experiences of low-income single mothers in southeast Michigan who are pursuing postsecondary education while receiving public assistance.

    The lecture is sponsored by CEW. Attendees may bring a bag lunch. For more information, call (734) 998-7080.

    Walk/jog in optimal conditions

    The Indoor Track Building, 1000 S. State St., is now open to the public for walking and jogging. Membership cards may be purchased at the Track Bldg. and entitle the holder to use the track 6 a.m.­1 p.m. Mon.­Fri., 7 a.m.­1 p.m. Sat. and Sun., and 7­10 p.m. Mon.­Thurs. through April 12, 2001. The membership card is $60 for faculty and staff for the season. The track also is open to non-members on a drop-in fee basis. To receive a membership form and brochure, call (734) 763-5088.

    Enjoy a water workout

    Fees for the U-Move Fitness Ultimate Water Workout course have been pro-rated for the rest of the semester. Individuals who sign up with a friend will receive a special discount of 10 percent off any future U-Move class.

    The Ultimate Water Workout class meets 6­7 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. The workout is a high intensity, high resistance, low impact, upright water exercise workout set to music. Beginning to advanced exercisers are welcome. Register in Room 1271, Central Campus Recreation Bldg., 8:30 a.m.­5 p.m. Mon.­Fri., or call (734) 764-1342.

    Nobel laureate delivers Ta-You Wu Lecture

    Horst Stormer, professor of physics and applied physics, Columbia University, will deliver the Department of Physicsı 2000 Ta-You Wu Lecture at 4 p.m. Nov. 9 in Room 1800, Chemistry Bldg. His free lecture, ³Fractional Electronic Charges and Other Tales from Flatland,² is suitable for a general audience.

    Stormer, Robert C. Laughlin and Daniel C. Tsui were awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect. In this effect, electrons cooperate with each other and produce something smaller than the initial object. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Stormer joined Bell Laboratories in 1978 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Stuttgart (Germany). Stormer maintains a part-time appointment at Bell Labs, though he left his full-time position to pursue a career in academia.

    The annual Ta-You Wu Lecture is named in honor of U-M alumnus and honorary doctor of science degree recipient Ta-You Wu, one of the central figures in the 20th century Chinese and Taiwanese physics communities. Past Wu Lecturers have included Nobel Prize winners C.N. Yang (1922), T.D. Lee (1995), Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1996) and Steven Chu (1999).

    Students showcase dance work

    "Red Delicious," an evening of choreography by six dance students, will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 16­18 in the Betty Pease Dance Studio Theatre, Dance Bldg. The performance offers an eclectic mix of dance and music. Pieces range in focus from young professionals at work and at play to intimate space, evoking a sense of divine and an experience of love. Tickets, $5, go on sale one hour prior to the show. For more information, call (734) 763-5460.

    European Business Conference is Nov. 9­10

    The European Business Conference will be held Nov. 9­10 at the Business School. "Business Transformation in the European Economy" celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Business School's founding. Panels will focus on mergers and acquisitions/globalization, hi-tech/telecommunication, e-commerce and marketing. The conference aims to increase awareness about the changing face of Europe and the influence of globalization, the e-commerce revolution, deregulation and the introduction of a single currency. It will provide a forum for discussion among business leaders, academics and government officials from the United States and Europe.

    Keynote addresses will be given by Adam J. Gutstein, president, Diamond Technology Partners; Javier Rubio, chief executive officer, Cluster Consulting; Wilhelm Rall, director, McKinsey & Co. Inc.; Antonio Belloni, president, Proctor & Gamble Western Europe; and David Flanigan, president, Ford Credit International.

    Sponsors include the Business School, the Center for International Business Education, the William Davidson Institute, the Center for European Studies, Diamond Technology Partners and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    For more information and registration, visit the Web at

    Ginsberg Center hosts 'View the Vote'

    The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning will host "View the Vote," a nonpartisan event to view the national, state and local election results as they come in, 8 p.m.­1 a.m. Nov. 7.

    Students are invited to join their peers at the U-Club, Michigan Union, to watch the results, discuss the issues they voted on and share their thoughts about the election season. There also will be food, games and prizes.